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Kent Sunday Cup Draws

  • 27/11/21
  • By Ryan Mills
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At least two Ashford League teams are guaranteed passage to the countywide last-16 following announcement of fourth round draws

The draws for the fourth and final regional qualifying round draws for the three-tiered Kent Sunday Cup competitions were made at Kent FA headquarters this week as the 11 remaining Ashford & District Sunday Football League teams had their next opponents revealed.

The winners of each of the four regional fourth round ties progress to the countywide last-16 stage of the respective competitions and join 12 other teams from the three other regions (East Kent, North Kent and West Kent).

In the Kent Sunday Premier Cup, Market Hotel, who won the competition 20 years ago and remain the only team from Ashford to have ever lifted the trophy, face an away trip to Southborough to take on Sussex Sunday League Division One side Armada. Armada have reached the later stages of the competition on numerous occasions but have never progressed further than the quarter finals, and last summer made the brave decision to up sticks and leave the West Kent Sunday League for pastures new after 24 years.

Ashford Genclik have been handed a tough fixture with a home tie against West Kent Sunday League side Simla. Genclik navigated their way past Maidstone League side White Horse in the previous round, and now take on Simla who have been crowned champions of the West Kent Sunday League five times in the previous nine seasons, including last year. The other Ashford League side still in the draw is Albion who travel to another West Kent Sunday League side in Artois United, who finished third in their league last season.

There is an all-Division One clash in the fourth-round draw of the Kent Sunday Junior Cup as Egerton welcome Park Farm Rangers to Rock Hill Road. The two sides locked horns earlier this season with Egerton running out 6-2 winners, but since that fixture Park Farm have enjoyed a seven-game winning sequence that has seen them go top of the Division One table.

Elsewhere, Shadoxhurst travel to much fancied West Kent Sunday League side Charcott FC who finished a respectable fourth place in the top division last season, but currently sit in eighth place in the 14-team combined top-tier West Kent Sunday League division, while Troggs welcome AFC Valour, also from the West Kent Sunday League, who are presently one place above Charcott in the same division.

Tenterden remain one of the favourites in the hunt for county cup silverware this season and will face Mersham Sports Club Reserves in the Kent Sunday Junior Trophy fourth round. Ashford United Thirds travel to Maidstone League side Len Valley, who knocked out Division Three leaders Lydd Town Sunday in the previous round running out 1-0 winners in a tight game.

Finally, Fox Sunday must first navigate their way past current Maidstone Sunday League Division Two leaders Park Royal Reserves if they want to keep their hopes of reaching the last-16 alive.

All ties are scheduled to be played on Sunday 12th December 2021.

Armada vs. Market Hotel
Artois United vs. Albion
Ashford Genclik vs. Simla
Aylesford Sunday vs. Rubicon Limerick

AFC Tonbridge vs. Goudhurst United
Charcott YB vs. Shadoxhurst
Egerton vs. Park Farm Rangers
Troggs vs. AFC Valour

Fox Sunday vs. Park Royal Res
Len Valley vs. Ashford United Thirds
Royal Oak vs. Vinters
Tenterden Sunday vs. Mersham Sports Club Res